Sat November 20, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT 84121 US Directions

Avalaunch Gives Back 5k

9:00AM MST - 11:00AM MST
Race Website

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6351 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT US 84121

The Event:

Welcome to the inaugural Avalaunch Gives Back 5k and Mascot Family Fun Run! This year we will be raising dollars for two outstanding causes. The Michael J Fox Foundation (Parkinson's Disease Research), and Water For Life Charity. The event is title sponsored by digital marketing agency, Avalaunch Media, located in Lehi, Utah and presented by Interventional Vascular & Vein Center (IVC) and Kodiak Cakes. A post race breakfast will be provided with Cinnamon Rolls and coffee from the Village Baker and fresh off the griddle pancakes from Kodiak Cakes! 

Event Schedule:

7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Packet Pick up and Event Registration

8:30 a.m. Avalaunch Yeti Mascot Family Fun Run (1 mile long) - FREE for 5k participants to do! This will be an untimed event.

9:00 a.m. Avalaunch Gives Back 5k on the Wheeler Historic Farm USATFC Certified 5k course. This will be a chip timed event.

9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Post race breakfast (cinnamon rolls, fresh made pancakes and coffee!), and awards ceremony. Awards Given:

Top 3 overall male, top 3 overall female, top 3 age group male and female in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49,  50-59, 60+

Our causes:

Avalaunch Media staff members have direct involvement with these causes! Marketing Manager, Aaron Marks, is participating on Team Fox in the New York City Marathon on November 7th. Director of Business Development, James Brown, is the President of the Water For Life Charity. The two of them will serve as co-race directors for this event and 100% of proceeds from the event will be split between the two causes.

Event Details:

The event takes place on Saturday November 20th at Wheeler Historic Farms. At 9:00 a.m. will be the 5k event with a certified course mapped throughout the farm. At 8:30 will be the Avalaunch Yeti Mascot Family Fun Run with Eddie the Yeti, Grizbee from the Utah Grizzlies, the Kodiak Cakes Bear and many more mascots! Get your kids involved! All kids age 12 and under who participate in the fun run or the 5k will receive a FREE ticket to that nights game between the Utah Grizzlies and Kansas City Mavericks. Also click here to buy tickets to the game that will contribute to our charities!

Those signed up for the 5k can participate in the fun run as a warm up. 

5k race awards will be given to overall male and female winners, plus top 3 participants in each age group. Finisher medals provided to fun run participants. Your registration includes an event t-shirt, plus gift bag with cool offerings from our sponsors. We are planning to have photographers on site who will provide images for free download after the event, and we're looking at breakfast options after the race!

We look forward to a fun event the week before Thanksgiving raising money for great causes and appreciate your support!

What does your money support:

Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Give to Parkinson's Research Today.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation's single, urgent goal is to eliminate Parkinson's disease. Honor someone in your life who has been touched by PD, and help research find a cure. Your donation funds an aggressive agenda aimed at developing improved therapies and a cure for those living with Parkinson's disease.

88 cents of every dollar spent goes to research programs.

Learn More about the Michael J Fox Foundation

Water for Life Charity

Water for Life Charity, a nonprofit organization will soon launch the smallest, lightest, and most efficient water filter ever made. This water filter was designed and developed specifically to help adults and children living in impoverished countries. The Water for Life Charity nonprofit organization continues to partner with dedicated mission organizations to improve sanitation conditions and bring safe drinking water to millions of people.

Learn More about the Water for Life Charity

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